IUFRO Announcements


Take the forest education survey!

Contribute to the first comprehensive global assessment of forest education at all levels, from primary school to university, technical and vocational training programmes, and share the survey with your networks. The survey is led by FAO, the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).
Click here to access the survey:
Learn more:

Participez à l'enquête sur l'éducation forestière!

Contribuez à la première évaluation globale de l'éducation forestière à tous les niveaux, de l'école primaire à l'université, en passant par les programmes de formation technique et professionnelle. Faites circuler l'information dans vos réseaux et invitez vos collègues à participer à l’enquête.

L'enquête est réalisée par la FAO, l'Organisation internationale des bois tropicaux (OIBT) et l'Union internationale des instituts de recherche forestière (IUFRO).
Cliquez ici pour accéder à l'enquête:
Pour en savoir plus, visiter le lien suivant:

¡Participa en una encuesta de educación forestal!

Contribuye con la primera evaluación de la educación forestal a nivel global para todos los niveles de educación: primaria, secundaria, técnico vocacional y educación superior. Comparte esta encuesta en tus redes sociales y con tus colegas.

La encuesta está liderada por Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), la Organización Internacional de las Maderas Tropicales (OIMT) y la Unión Internacional de Organizaciones de Investigación Forestal (IUFRO).
Oprime aquí para acceder a la encuesta:
Conoce más: 

Other Announcements


Call for Applications: Join Inaugural Board of the Global Network for Young Professionals in Forestry (ForYP

Are you passionate about forestry? Keen to expand your international networks? Motivated to lead the forest sector into a new era?

The Global Network for Young Professionals in Forestry (ForYP) is a new membership organization concept that will provide a platform for young professionals to meet, learn, and interact in a professional capacity. Applications for the inaugural Board are now open! Experienced, passionate and enthusiastic young professionals are invited to lead the establishment of a new Global Network for Young Professionals in Forestry.

Closing date: 31 January 2021



IUFRO Spotlight #85 - Variety: the spice of life, also for future forests

IUFRO Task Force works towards maintaining diversity of forest genetic resources in the Mediterranean region to support the adaptation of future forests to environmental changes.

"There is an increasing risk of irreversible losses of many endemic forest tree species/populations or of unique marginal/peripheral ecotypes harbored in biodiversity hotspot regions due to climate change effects," says Dr. Giovanbattista de Dato, of Italy's Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) and Coordinator of the Task Force (TF) Strengthening Mediterranean Nursery Systems for Forest Reproductive Material Procurement to Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change.

While the TF title may be somewhat unwieldy, the TF's role is clear: to provide the basic scientific information needed to maintain diversity in the forest nursery production chain; to apply serious and scrupulous certification criteria; and to support the adaptation of future forests to environmental changes.

At the end of the TF's five-year lifespan a shared information base on the seed forests of the Mediterranean region will be one of the expected results. Another positive outcome would be the development of guidelines for nursery managers, forest managers and owners, that explain, clarify and stress the importance of conserving genetic variability along the nursery chain, due to its key role in the adaptation of species and populations to climate change.

Further reading:

Non-IUFRO Publications


FORESTIST - Journal of İstanbul University - Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Forestry

Forestist is an international, scientific, open access periodical published in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles. The journal is the official publication of İstanbul University - Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Forestry and has been published since 1951. Forestist is published tri-annually in January, May and September and the publication language of the journal is English.

Forestist aims to contribute to the literature by publishing manuscripts at the highest scientific level on all fields of forestry. The journal publishes original articles, reviews, and brief notes that are prepared in accordance with the ethical guidelines.

The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to: forest, forestry, forestry based industries, landscape and environment. The target audience of the journal includes specialists and professionals working and interested in all disciplines of forestry.

Forestist is currently indexed in Web of Science-Emerging Sources Citation Index, DOAJ, TUBITAK ULAKBIM TR Index, Gale, EBSCO Abstracts, CAB Direct, CABI Forestry Abstracts and a number of other CABI products.

Processing and publication are free of charge with the journal. No fees are requested from the authors at any point throughout the evaluation and publication process.

Manuscript submission:
Journal guidelines and technical information:

Position Announcements


Postdoctoral Position: Systems genetics of disease resistance

A two-year Postdoctoral Researcher position is available within the EPPI research programme in FABI. The systems genetics project, in collaboration with Mondi and Sappi involves the identification of quantitative trait loci (QTLs), expression QTLs and metabolite QTLs for fungal disease resistance in a Eucalyptus grandis x Eucalyptus urophylla back-cross population. The ideal candidate should have a background in molecular biology and genetics and have an interest in plant pathology.

Institution: Eucalyptus and Pine Pathogen Interactions group (EPPI), Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI)
Duty station: not indicated 
Closing date: not indicated

Contact for applications: Dr Ronishree Mangwanda, ronishree.mangwanda(at) 

IUFRO Meetings

no news in this list.

Other Meetings/Events


Fifth World Congress on Agroforestry

The World Congress on Agroforstry is expected to attract 1500 participants to Québec in 2022, including pre-eminent researchers, senior government officials and politicians, donors and major businesses, all concerned with regenerative agriculture, sustainable development, civil society, farmers, youth groups and institutions of higher learning. The Congress is part of a continuing process that builds on the previous congresses in 2004 (USA), 2009 (Kenya), 2014 (India) and 2019 (France). It will seek to raise the local, regional and global profiles of agroforestry and significantly increase awareness of it, support and engagement for it, and investment in it. It will create a deliberate and tangible legacy in terms of recognition, partnerships, investments and impact, and produce a global roadmap for agroforestry with clear targets.

Date: July 2022
Location: Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Organizers: International Union for Agroforestry (IUAF) in collaboration with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)


University Courses, Summer Schools and Webinars


UBC Master of International Forestry

Today’s forest conservation and resource management decisions are made in continuously changing landscapes. Global agreements continue to be negotiated. International competition for forest products and services is increasing. Decision-makers and practitioners must be prepared to compete in rapidly changing social, economic, and cultural settings. The University of British Columbia's Master of International Forestry (MIF) is an intensive, 10-month, course-based master's program that provides the knowledge, skills, and tools required to address the social, environmental, and economic challenges of the global forest and natural resources management. The MIF empowers graduates to seek, negotiate, and implement solutions for complex global forest challenges, and most importantly, to adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Organizers: Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Submit application by: not indicated

Details at:

Fellowships/Scholarships/Research Funding


Postdoctoral fellowship in Forest Tree Genetics (2 years) // 28 February 2021

Sustainable forestry is a cornerstone in the transition to the post-carbon economy, where forests play a key role as a source of sustainable biomass. The growing demand for biomass is being challenged by the negative impact of climate change on forest productivity, which urges evaluating weather forests are capable of an adaptive response to the multiple biotic and abiotic stresses imposed by the climate change. The ability of forests to respond to climate change depends on the level of genetic diversity for which natural forests are reservoirs. These reservoirs carry genetic variants (alleles) that serve two very important purposes: adaptation and survival of natural forests and introgression of key alleles into managed forests to increase adaptation and productivity. The successful candidate will evaluate if the level of genetic diversity in natural and managed Scots pine forests is comparable, and if the capacity to adapt to climate warming remains intact and at similar levels in both natural and managed forests.

Institution: Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
Duty station: Umeå, Sweden
Closing date: 28 February 2021


Fellowship Programs


Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship

Bioversity International established the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship for research on conservation and use of forest genetic resources in sub-Saharan Africa  to honour the memory and celebrate the work of Dr Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a scientist from a university or national research institute in sub-Saharan Africa, with support from the CGIAR Research Program for Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. For more information, please visit:


IUFRO Awards

no news in this list.

Non-IUFRO Awards


Marcus Wallenberg Prize - Postponed to Autumn 2021

The purpose of the Prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate pathbreaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries.

The 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize event will be held in the autumn of 2021. The Prize event was planned for October 2020. The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation has however decided to postpone the ceremony and symposium due to the COVID-19 pandemic with its increased uncertainty regarding travelling recommendations.